New Jersey Liquor Licenses Available Archives

Municipalities in New Jersey have the ability to issue new liquor licenses as the population grows. New Jersey municipalities can offer one plenary retail consumption liquor license (used for a bar, tavern or restaurant) for every 3,000 residents. The population has grown significantly enough for Jackson Township to offer such a license. Resolution number 394R-11 outlines Jackson’s intent to sell a liquor license to the highest bidder in a public sale. In order for Jackson to successfully execute the public sale, it will adhere to the strictures of N.J.S.A. 33:1-19.3 and N.J.S.A. 33: 1-19.4. The Title 33 statutes outline the…

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Wineries throughout the country will now be able to ship wine directly to New Jersey residents for the first time. The law also allows for licensed retail establishments to open tasting rooms in New Jersey, provided they obtain the necessary license issued by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). The new license was signed by New Jersey governor, Chris Christie, in January of 2012 ends nearly 9 years of litigation and legislative debate over direct shipping. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said, “New Jersey residents will now have another convenient way to purchase the excellent wines offered by our many…

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Largely due to the decline in the economy, liquor licenses in New Jersey are becoming more available and affordable than years past. New Jersey municipalities can offer one plenary retail consumption liquor license (used for a bar, tavern or restaurant) for every 3,000 residents and one plenary retail distribution liquor license (used for a liquor store) for every 7,500 residents. (N.J.S. 33:1-12.14). Fifteen years ago, that worked out to be approximately 15,000 licenses statewide. Today, there are 9,321 licenses that currently exist. Of that current number, 1,211 are inactive or as they are commonly called, “pocket licenses”. Municipalities in New…

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Howell Township Accepting Bids For Liquor License

For every extra 3,000 people that reside in a town, one more plenary retail consumption license may be issued. (New Jersey Statute 33:1-12.14). This is exactly where Howell Township found itself after the 2010 census, which estimated the township’s population at 51,075. As a result, Howell has opened a liquor license up for public bid, accepting bids starting at $1.1 million. This liquor license must be used in conjunction with a restaurant which seats at least 100 people and those interested must send a completed ABC license application form, certificate of proof of compliance with Howell’s requirements along with a…

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